With no concerts for well over a year now, we are chomping at the bit to feel the power and excitement of a live show again.

This is some very encouraging news. Our optimistic friends at Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom surprised us this week with announcement of The Roaring 2020s series.

They listed 8 new shows on their official Facebook page.

The performances are scheduled from August through October 2021. Yes. You read that right...2021.

Tickets for all 8 of these new shows go on sale Friday April 23, 2021 at 10am.

A couple of the concerts announced among these 8 will be of major interest to many Blimpsters.

Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldo on October 8, 2021 and Foreigner on October 28, 2021.

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom also has rescheduled 2020 dates for Collective Soul, REO Speedwagon, George Thorogood, Styx and more this year.

Here at the Blimp we are particularly excited about the strong possibility of seeing Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo later this year.

Pat has been kind enough to visit Maine 6 times from 1982 to 2015.  The last time she rocked Portland was in May of 2015 on the Maine State Pier.

Watch and listen to this heartfelt introduction to a powerful performance of Hell Is For Children from the Maine State Pier show.


New Hampshire beats Maine with 17 total Pat appearances from 1980 to 2018. Our fingers are crossed that next October will make it 18.

Pat and her husband, Neil Giraldo are celebrating nearly 40 years as a magically dynamic musical duo and they've got to be rock's most enduring romance. They are so cute, we can't even stand it.

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